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the shutdown's over. now the work begins. senate republicans guaranteed to take up immigration quickly. can it win support in the house? r report overnight says the president is still threatening over issues with the russia investigation. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> it is tuesday, just tuesday. the government is open. it is january 23rd. 4:00 a.m. in the east.
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back to work for federal workers after an unscheduled long weekend. president trump ending the three-day government shutdown. the government is funded for three weeks. >> well done, congress. house and senate voted to end the stalemate after mcconnell fir firmed up assurance of daca and immigration. the president held two meetings to discuss immigration reform. one with six conservatives and two red state democrats. >> the president up late tweeting big win for republicans as democrats cave on shutdown. now i want a big win for everyone. republicans, democrats and daca. especially for the great military and border security. should get there. see you at the negotiating table. cnn asks can a long term deal
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with reached by february 8th? more from phil mattingly. >> reporter: christine and dave. three days. that is how long the shutdown lasted. government will reopen. hundreds of thousands of workers for the federal government will no longer be furloughed. you can look at the democratic votes in the final spending bill in the senate and house and recognize not all democrats were on board with the deal made. the reason why? concern about the promises and word of senate majority leader mcconnell and it wasn't tied to any spending bill. the daca resolution. some bipartisan deal to protect those d.r.e.a.m.ers. 600,000 individuals has been the democrats primary purpose and primary goal here. they didn't get any guarantees. they did get that promise. that's what senate democratic leader chuck schumer was pointing to. >> i expect the majority leader to fulfill his commitment to the senate, to me and to the bipartisan group and abide by
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this agreement. if he does not, of course, and i expect he will, he will have breached the trust of the democratic senators and members of his own party. >> reporter: you look at what the deal will do. it funds the government through february 8th. it extends the c.h.i.p. program for six years and delays taxes that are unpopular. on some level there are wins for everybody. politically, democrats felt like they needed an out. that is why a bipartisan group of senators, 25 in all by the time it was all said and done, helped drive toward the final deal. there are no shortage of huge issues to deal with and a large shortage of time, a clean slate or somewhat clean slate. christine and dave. >> phil, thank you. damaging new report suggests president trump may still be meddling at the top levels of
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the fbi and hand picked director threatened to resign if that continues. this is reporting from axios. attorney general jeff sessions pressured fbi director christopher wray to fire deputy director andrew mccabe. >> wray's resignation would have complicated matters. cnn has not confirmed the reason. >> mccabe is a frequent donald trump target. you can see the tweets dating back to july. cnn reported that mccabe is planning to retire soon. the president has enormous respect for the rank-and-file agents who make up the professional and talented agency. he believes politically motiv e motivated senior leaders like
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comey and others have tainted the agency's reputation. >> wray was assistant attorney general under george w. bush. comey went to twitter after the axios story broke. good to read people standing up for what they believe in. he then quotes dr. martin luther king jr. the measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience. >> jeff sessions is vowing to figure out how the fbi lost text messages between employees under scrutiny by the justice department. both served briefly on special counsel robert mueller's investigation. the gap in communications revealed to the justice department as it released a second batch of the text
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messages. >> the omission of text messages cause us to question the objectivity of officials at the fbi. technical issues with the fbi retention software is what prevented the bureau from capturing messages from late 2016 to may of 2017. the pennsylvania supreme court tossing out the congressional map. ordering it to be redrawn. the house districts was alleged gerrymandering. secretly packing the map into five districts. >> it could have a managimagin on the house with the seats in the 2018 mid terms. the gop holds 12 of the 18 house seats in pennsylvania.
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the ruling comes the same month the north carolina map ruling. the pennsylvania republicans are expected to ask the high court to reverse this ruling as well. a watch dog group claims hush money reportedly paid to a porn star would have been a campaign finance violation if it was paid so she would keep quiet about an alleged affair with donald trump. one calling on the justice department to look into campaign finance laws and one to determine if the payment was on behalf of the donald trump campaign. >> one is clear. the president or someone closely related to him spent $130,000 to influence the election. hush money to prevent embarra embarrassment of the president. if this did not come from donald trump, it was an illegal
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campaign contribution. if it came from some individual, that is just an illegally large contribution. >> "wall street journal" reports that the attorney formed a llc to pay stormy daniels. the common cause complaint is baseless. former presidential candidate john edwards was brought to trial in 2012 on similar charges. he was acquitted. president trump expected to invite french president macron to washington this year. the invitation could be extended this week while the president an attends the world economic forum in davos, switzerland. donald trump is the first president in decades to not host a state visit in the first year
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of office. change of plans for melania trump. the first lady will not join the president on his trip to switzerland. east wing communications director citing scheduling and logistical issues. last week, cnn was told that mrs. trump would travel with her husband in show of support. melania has not made a public statement since january 12th. the president is ramping up the trade policy. tariffs on washing machines to protect u.s. manufacturers. a 30% tax on solar panels and 50s% on washing machines. and a top trade official said the president's action makes it clear that the trump administration will defend american workers. the taxes mainly aimed at asian manufacturers and solar panels from china.
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particularly lg and samsung. whirlpool has accused companies selling machines below market value. samsung warns it could lead to higher prices. the commerce industry blasted the decision. it harms the global trade environment. it could also put american jobs at risk. in the u.s. most solar jobs involve installation and not manufacturing. this makes installation more expensive. that threatens tens of thousands of jobs for people in the united states installing them. nafta negotiations continue this week. from what we hear they are not going well. >> five rounds of talks. all have yielded nothing. the sixth round could result in the u.s. pulling out. >> massively impactful for the economy. ahead, neil diamond has played his last show.
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singer neil diamond is retiring after diagnosed with parkinson's disease. ♪ sweet caroline >> love that tune. diamond turns 77 tomorrow. he made the announcement on his web site. he canceled concerts in australia offering his sincerest apologies for those who bought tickets. he is retiring, but hopes to keep making music. he plans to continue writing and recording. diamond said to receive the lifetime achievement award at the grammys on sunday. marijuana is now legal in vermont. the first state to legalize pot through legislation. the governor signed the law last night.
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it takes effect july 1st. vermont legalized medical marijuana in 2004. recently decriminalized small amounts. it does not permit commercial marijuana sales. nine states and the district of columbia legalized the use. and first on cnn, the atf special agent suing the atf and justice department for exposing sexual harassment. lisa kincaid worked for three deca decades. she was tasked with looking into the claims against a supervisor, kincaid discovered more disturbing allegations. >> others told her they were harassed and assaulted. she was retaliated against. her career blocked. she feels betrayed. >> throughout the process, i was
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naive to think the system would work and the system wasn't going to work. i want to know that -- i want to know that taking a stand wasn't for nothing. >> the atf would not comment on personnel matters, but say we take sexual harassment complaints seriously. and disgraced former team usa doctor larry nassar is expected to hear his sentence today. about a dozen more impact statements are expected today at his marathon sentencing hearing. so far, 133 have been read. >> my hate toward you is uncontrollable. larry nassar, i hate you. you will probably never talk to a woman again. except for one holding a gun, a
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taser and a billy club. which is a good thing. i found a little bit of peace knowing that the rest of your life, all you will do is be rotting. i find more peace in knowing one day you are going to die and when you do, your pain will not subside. >> three executives with usa gymnastics have resigned under pressure in the wake of the nassar case. he worked with the governing body as national team director through four olympic sicycles a doctor. an interim chairman will be named. students at michigan state plan to protest on friday demanding the resignation the university president. protest organizers say it has become clear the school's president has intensified the pain of sexual assault survivors
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and lost the trust of the student body. >> the impact statements are so powerful. forcing him to listen to that. just remarkable the strength. it is oscar nomination morning. they will be up dark and early in the hollywod area with the ceremony before 8:30 eastern and 5:30 pacific. you can expect to hear frances mcdoppler rad frances mcdormand. >> and gary oldman is the actor to beat in "darkest hour." "three billboards" is considered to be the frontrunner. ahead, the white house urging restraint after turkey's assault on forces in northern syria. turkey says they're terrorists
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24 minutes past the hour. welcome back. tension growing with the u.s. and turkey. secretary of state rex tillerson saying the u.s. is concerned about the offensive against the kurds. the u.s. considers the kurds allies in fight against isis. cnn's sam kiley is on the border in turkey and syria to explain what is happening. good morning. >> reporter: no surprise that
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rex tillerson is urging restraint. this is a war with american allies. turkey is the second largest offensive in the alliance. the kurds which have been bombarded with artillery and rockets are the most important militia alongside american and british and other special forces in the fight against the so-called islamic state. that, of course, was successful further to the east of these mountain changes. as far as turkey was concerned, that success is disastrous. the reason for that is the kurds have been fighting a separatist war for decades using the mountains as inside syria as a launch pad for attacks against turkey. the american announcement a couple of weeks ago they were going to back the establishment of the 30,000 man mostly kurdish
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force to secure the border with turkey and iraq with the islamic state enraged the turks. that is where there will be steady tension with the allies. >> sam kiley, thank you so much on the turkey/syria border. the government is back open this morning. a new spending plan in place. commitments are made, but old deep-seated mistrust alive. can a bill get through congress in this environment? hi, i'm the internet! you know what's difficult?
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the shutdown is over. now the work begins. senate republicans guaranteed to take up immigration quickly. can it win support in the house? or the white house? and the report overnight the fbi director threatening to
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quit. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. they were debating on twitter who is to blame for the shutdown with hash tags. now it is sellout. he got rolled and the left is not happy. it is 4:30 eastern time. back to work this morning for 800,000 federal workers after an unscheduled long weekend. president trump signed the stop-gap funding bill ending the shutdown. it funds the federal government for less than three weeks. >> great. the house and senate voted to end the stalemate after mcconnell firm up immigration and measure to protect d.r.e.a.m.ers. as the shutdown was coming to an end, the president held two meetings to discuss immigration reform. one with six conservatives republicans and one with two red state democrats. at the white house, celebration. the president up late tweeting.
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big win for republicans as democrats cave on shutdown. now i want a big win for everyone. including republicans, democrats and daca. especially for our great military and border security. should be able to get there. see you at the negotiating table. can a long-term deal be reached by february 8th? we have more from phil mattingly on capitol hill. >> reporter: christine and dave. three days. that is how long the shutdown lasted. government will reopen. hundreds of thousands of workers for the federal government will no longer be furloughed. what will they get out of this? you can look at the democratic votes in the final spending bill in the senate and house and recognize not all democrats were on board with the deal made. the reason why? concern about the promises and word of senate majority leader mcconnell and it wasn't tied to any spending bill. what is that? the daca resolution. some bipartisan deal to protect those d.r.e.a.m.ers. 600,000 individuals has been the democrats primary purpose and
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primary goal here. they didn't get any guarantees. they did get that promise. that's what senate democratic leader chuck schumer was pointing to. >> i expect the majority leader to fulfill his commitment to the senate, to me and to the bipartisan group and abide by this agreement. if he does not, of course, and i expect he will, he will have breached the trust of the democratic senators and members of his own party. >> reporter: you look at what the deal will do. it funds the government through february 8th. it extends the c.h.i.p. program for six years and delays taxes that are unpopular. on a bipartisan basisment -- basis. on some level there are wins for everybody. politically, democrats felt like they needed an out. that is why a bipartisan group of senators, 25 in all by the time it was all said and done, helped drive toward the final deal. there are no shortage of huge
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issues to deal with and a large shortage of time, a clean slate or somewhat clean slate. christine and dave. >> phil, thank you. clean slate. this is how we govern. three weeks at a time. republicans and democrats fight over who won the showdown over the shutdown, "the washington post" believes it was moderates who worked the weekend. that core group of moderate deal making lawmakers should feel empowered. they may discover they have more in common with members of the other party and also interested in competencompetent, responsib government. one is maine's susan collins.
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whoever holding the stick is allowed to talk to prevent listening. it sounds like kindergarten. >> cable news needs a native american talking stick. the big panels. pass it back and forth. that's a win. the damaging report shuggess that president trump's hand picked director threatened to resign. according to axios. jeff sessions pressured wray. >> wray's resignation would have created a mess for the white house dealing with the consequences of the james comey firing. sessions met with president trump on monday. cnn has not confirmed the reason for that meeting. >> mccabe oversaw the clinton e-mail probe. he is a frequent trump target.
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you see the tweets. axios said this led to sessions approaching wray. >> the deputy press secretary tells us that the president has enormous respect for the thousands of rank-and-file who make up the agency. he believes motivated senior leaders and former director comey and others he empowered have tainted the agency's reputation for unbias pursuit of justi justice. >> wray worked under george w. bush. comey weighing in after the story broke. good to read reports of people standing up for what they believe in. >> the former fbi director quotes dr. martin luther king jr. the measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge ands controversy.
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the fbi and justice department have no comment on the axios story. jeff sessions trying to figure out how the fbi lost text messages with the employees under scrutiny. peter struck and lisa page served on robert mueller's russia investigation. gap in communications reveal two lawmakers by the justice department as it released a second batch of the text messages. >> the senate homeland security chairman ron johnson raised questions and quickly joined by the republican chairman of three powerful committees. they say the omission of texts causes us to question the credibility of certain officials at the fbi. technical issues with the fbi's retention software prevened the bureau from capturing the messages from late 2016 to may of 2017. the pennsylvania supreme court ordered the congressional
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map thrown out and redrawn. the suit alleges republicans secretly designed a map packing democratic voters in five districts. >> the ruling couldmajor impacts of control in the gop mid terms. the ruling comes the same month a federal appeals panel overturned north carolina's map. the u.s. supreme court has blocked that decision and pennsylvania republicans are expected to ask the high court to reverse this ruling as well. president trump expected to invavite french president macro to washington, d.c. this year. the invitation could be extended this week while the president tends the world economic forum in davos, switzerland. a number of leaders have visited the white house, but none
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official state visits. president trump is the first in office to not hospitalt a dinne the first year in office. melania trump will not head to switzerland this week. citing scheduling and logistical issues. mrs. trump would travel with her husband in support to davos. that statement was last week. mrs. trump has not made an official statement since january 12th. 40 minutes past the hour. the trump tax cuts boost the global economy. world output will grow 3.9% this year and next. the quickest in seven years things to the changes in the u.s. tax code. particularly a lower corporate rate. however, it warns the effects
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are temporary and the tax cuts and deficit will hurt growth in the long run dragging it lower. the imf says barring a drop in financial markets, the economic momentum exist. there are several risk factors resulting in trade barriers. and ahead, neil diamond has played his last show. find out why. the stunning announcement next. ♪ so good, so good, so good guess what? you could apply for a medicare supplement insurance plan whenever you want. no enrollment window. no waiting to apply. that means now may be a great time to shop for an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. medicare doesn't cover everything. and like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, these help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay.
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44 minutes past the hour. singer neil diamond is retiring after diagnosed with parkinson's disease. ♪ sweet caroline ♪ >> diamond turns 77 tomorrow.
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77. making this announcement on his web site. he canceled dates in australia and new zealand on his 50th anniversary tour offering his apologize to people who bought tickets to the shows. diamond says he is retiring from touring. he hopes to keep making music. he plans to continue writing and recording. he is set to receive the lifetime achievement award at the grammys on sunday. >> you have not felt that song until you hear it at fenway. and vermont's governor signed the law yesterday and takes effect on july 1st. vermont legalized medical marijuana in 2004 and decrimi l decriminalized possession of a small amount of pot. nine states and the district of columbia legalized recreational use of pot.
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disgraced former usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar is expected to hear his sentence today. about a dozen more victim impact statements are expected today at his marathon sentencing hearing. so far, 133 have been read. >> my hate toward you is uncontrollab uncontrollable. larry nassar, i hate you. you will probably never talk to a woman again. except for one holding a gun, a taser and a billy club. which is a good thing. i found a little bit of peace knowing that the rest of your life all you will be doing is rotting. i find more peace in knowing that one day you are going to die and when you do, your pain will not subside. >> wow. few of the powerful impact statements there. three executives with the usa
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gymnast gymnastics, chairman and vice chairman and tre under the nass. he worked as the governing body as team doctor through four olympic cycles. board of directors names an interim chairman. students at michigan state plan to protest friday demanding the resignation at the university president. protesters say it has become clear the school's president has intensified the pain of dozens of sexual assault survivors. it is oscar nomination morning. up early in hollywood. the nominees are beginning at 8:30 eastern time. among the names you can expect is frances mcdormand for "three billboards." she is the favorite for best
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actress and year filled for female led films. gary oldman for "darkest hour." >> and oscar watchers are hoping for greta gerbo gets a nod for her film. between five and ten films will be nominated. "three billboards" is expected to be the frontrunner. >> i have not seen any. do you have a favorite? >> i want to see "darkest hour." >> that and "the post." a soggy tuesday for the east coast and colder air on the way. we have meteorologist pedram javaheri with the unfortunate forecast. >> dave and christine, watching the northeast here. northern areas of new england. the general certain is a w--
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general concern is the wintry mix where the snowfall is coming down in maine. and how about cleveland and western pennsylvania has a front pushing through. you see the transition to colder temperatures. still far cry from a week ago. you will see the showers and thunderstorms roll through into the early afternoon hours of today around new york city and boston. between noon and 2:00 p.m. heavy rains moving through. by tomorrow morning, the cold air settles in across the northeast. 5 to 20 degrees above average. 62 in washington. 55 in new york city. 70 on the charleston coast. the frigid air stays in canada. we transition to colder temperatures. 55 to 41 in new york. eventually down to 35. that happens to be close to what it should be this time of year. the same for washington, d.c. as well. guys. >> thanks for that. banks are some of the
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biggest winners of the tax cut. bank of america eliminated an account popular with lower income customers. oh, the outrage ensues. details on cnn money stream next.
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tsunami warnings in effect on the west coast right now after a powerful earthquake off alaska. an 8.0 magnitude quake hit south of kodiak in the gulf of alaska. this is a tsunami warning for the california coast and oregon border and san francisco bay. we will have more information as
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it becomes available. tension growing with the united states and turkey. secretary of state rex tillerson saying the u.s. is concerned as the offensive against the kurds. the u.s. considers the kurds allies in the fight against isis. the turkish president lashing out of the u.s. supporting a terrorist organization. we have sam kiley on the turkey and syria border. sam, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is very striking how rex tillerson is having to walk a tightrope with the allies that are fracturing it out in the mountains behind me. we heard several outgoing artillery firing on the kurds. the kurds particularly kurds from the wpg, have been used to fight alongside americans and others in the fight against so-called islamic state. that was a successful fight.
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ended with the capture of the capital in raqqah. as a sons of th-- as a conseque that, the turks are enraged with the 30,000 man border offensive to protect against the islamic state reinfiltration. that as far as the turks is concerned is unacceptable. it is kurdish militants fighting the secessionist war for decades against turkey. resurged in earnest over the last 18 months. this is not the first time the turks have attacked in syrian territory. last year, they went to try to drive a wedge between the two parts of kurdish-held territory. now they slice off the area called afrin behind me. that is their aim. >> and tense times.
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sam kiley. thank you. it is that time of morning. cnn money stream. stocks are higher for global growth and washington lifted wall street to record highs. dow jumped 143 points after the deal to end the shutdown. the nasdaq climbed 1%. earnings season rolling along. hear from verizon and united and johnson & johnson. 85% of the companies reported had profits better than expected. banks were the big winners in the corporate tax cut. bank of america eliminated a free checking account popular with lower income customers. they have to keep a daily balance of $1,500. many customers were not happy about the change. creating a change has more than 45,000 signatures. bank of america says the account is a great value and it offers
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several ways to avoid that monthly fee. netflix price hike is not denting the subscriptions. the strongest gain ever. netflix credits the content with "stranger things" which returned in the second quarter. netflix took a $39 million charge for content we decided not to move forward with. a source tells cnn it was due to ending "house of cards" and cancelling the release of "gore." both projects start kevin spacey spacey. $39 million problem. for years, facebook tout as a tool to connect people. now social media to corrode democracy. facebook wrote that in a blog post. part of the series of social
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media distorts democracy. it is criticized for letting trolls use the platform to meddle in elections. >> and rupert murdoch hands facebook to pay for news running its content. interesting. "early start" continues now with the latest on the schumer shutdown or letdown as it was. >> shutdown was brief. it's over. now the work begins. senate republicans guaranteed to take up immigration quickly, but can a deal win support in the house? will the white house support it. a stunning report overnight of the fbi director threat ded quit. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it is tuesday, january 23rd.
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chuck schumer bailed on the shutdown. not affen effective run for democrats. it is back to work for 800,000 federal workers after an unscheduled long weekend. president trump decides to sign the stop-gap bill to end the shutdown. it funds the government for three weeks. >> the house and senate voted to end the stalemate after republican leader mcconnell firmed up immigration and the dreme d.r.e.a.m.ers. the president held a meeting with conservatives and democrats. >> the president was up late tweeting. big win for republicans. democrats cave on shutdown. now i want a big win for everyone. democrats and republicans and daca. especially for the great military and border security should get there. see you at the

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